Words fail. But reading takes over. I see it happening, again – it goes in waves. The last one started with 911 and continued until Bush was re-elected, a situation I had convinced myself was not going to happen. Through that whole time I read reams of articles about US and world politics, and posted many of them on the blog. Then, with a crushing disappointment, I wanted to turn away from politics altogether. Bring on the video games! I think it was.
I have been posting lots of Trump links. I find him hilarious, almost irresistibly so. But that funniness was predicated on him not becoming president. I had convinced myself that it was impossible, that the nation that elected Obama wouldn’t turn around and elect a con artist, racist, misogynist, narcissist… you know all the character flaws.
It’s hard to laugh as you read this. The only way to even be hopeful is to hope that he won’t actually do the things he has said he’d do: he is a con man, after all. Repeal Obamacare? The Wall? Deportation squads? Torture? Encourage the FBI to harass Muslim-Americans? Turn a blind eye as Russia envelops its neighbours? Cut climate spending? Not hilarious, any of this stuff. Let’s hope he’s bullshitting as usual!
I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be writing about my daily Trump-related outrages here – in fact, I plan to not have them. It’s bad for the health. I live in Canada, after all. In my house, with my great family! And I’m into all other sorts of things! I am going to focus on that for a while. I’m sure there will be plenty of coverage, and outrage, elsewhere on the net. You don’t need me for that, and neither do I!
Me, I’m going to write the boring, irrelevant shit that only I could write.